2017 Featured Artists
The Last Taste of Summer Craft Beer Festival will feature live music beginning at noon and lasting throughout the afternoon. Listen to the cool, summer sound of the Wilton Steel Community Band, followed by blues, funk, and rock ‘n roll from The Clams, with Sacred Fire, a Tribute to Santana, rounding out the afternoon. The VIP Tasting Tent will feature the acoustic sounds of Ken Coulson.
The Clams formed in 2013 when asked to reunite for a Savannah GA wedding party. They were called the clams at the oyster roast, and the name stuck. Various members of The Clams have been playing together since their Greenwich High School days in the late '70s/early '80s as the band Revelation.
The Clams are rooted in the classic rock sound of the '70s featuring covers by The Allman Brothers, Eric Clapton, The Grateful Dead, Van Morrison, Marshall Tucker, The Doobie Brothers and many others.
Will Maze - lead guitar
Scar Rodriguez - guitar, vocals
Kay Story - guitar, vocals
Ward Davis - bass
Mike Spremulli - drums
Scott Chard - percussion
Valerie Maze Keeney - keyboard, flute
Sacred Fire - A Tribute to Santana
Sacred Fire is a band comprised of seasoned experienced musicians and singers. It is a solid six-piece Latin Rock Santana Tribute band that knows how to bring out the energy in a crowd and pull out all of the stops with all of your favorite songs spanning the career of Carlos Santana. With an exceptional performance and presentation Sacred Fire brings a bombastic sound full of Guitar, Organ, Percussions and Vocals. The excitement and entertainment level of this band is hot
Dabro - guitar
Bob - keys
Ursula - vocals
Jeff - bass
John - drums
Eddie – percussion
The Wilton Steel Community Band
Wilton Steel Community Band was formed in 2010 by world-renowned musician/composer Arthur Lipner. His goal was, firstly, to bring the wonderfully happy sounds of Caribbean steel drums to his community, and secondly to invite anyone to play regardless of experience. Many members have no music experience beforehand! Since 2010, Wilton Steel has brought dozens of members on the journey of music-making to over 200 performances and is going strong. Enjoy - and please join - our group!
Stephen Blinder - Steel Drums
Alex Darlington - Bass
Deborah Haines - Steel Drums
Betsy Huffman - Steel Drums
Mattias Onnerud - Drumset
Arthur Lipner – Marimba
Performing in the VIP Tasting Tent - The Acoustic Sounds of Ken Coulson.
Ken is a musician, writer and advocate for sustainability.
About his latest song: "I chose to work with Escape Animation out of Nepal for the animated video, which follows our protagonist from her early, peaceful days in nature, through some of the rigors of modern life, on through to her coming-of-age as a crafter of a sustainable world with strong community."